A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on prayer


No prayer is complete without presence.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance

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A Quote by Thomas Woodrow Wilson on emptiness, god, love, neighbors, prayer, and worship

In the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.

Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924)

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A Quote by Winnifred C. Jardine on prayer and sincerity

I know my prayers are being heard-and answered. And I can sing with sincerity: Sweet hour of prayer!

Winnifred C. Jardine

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on beginning, darkness, good, meaning, prayer, and words

"What is good for a bootless bene?" With these dark words begins my tale; And their meaning is, Whence can comfort spring When prayer is of no avail?

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Force of Prayer.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on imperfection, praise, and prayer

The imperfect offices of prayer and praise.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Excursion. Book i.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on deed, fear, force, god, heart, heaven, judaism, justice, mercy, power, prayer, quality, salvation, and seasons

The quality of mercy is not strain'd, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath: it is twice bless'd; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes: 'Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown; His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings; But mercy is above the sceptred sway, It is enthroned in the heart of kings, It is an attribute to God himself, And earthly power doth then show likest God's When mercy seasons justice. Therefore Jew, Though justice be thy plea, consider this, That in the course of justice none of us Should see salvation: we do pray for mercy, And that same prayer doth teach us all to render The deeds of mercy.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Merchant of Venice, Act iv. Sc. 1,

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A Quote by William James on prayer and worry

The sovereign cure for worry is prayer.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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A Quote by William James on prayer, reason, science, and simplicity

We hear in these days of scientific enlightenment a great deal of discussion about the efficacy of Prayer. Many reasons are given why we should not pray. Others give reasons why we should pray. Very little is said of the reason we do pray. The reason is simple: We pray because we cannot help praying.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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A Quote by Dr. William Ralph Inge, KC, VO, FBA, DD on opportunity and prayer

Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself.

William Inge (1860 - 1954)

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on death, fashion, foolishness, passion, and prayer

I pray-for fashion's word is out And prayer comes round again- That I may seem, though I die old, A foolish, passionate man.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: A Full Moon in March, 1935. A Prayer for Old Age

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